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PRFM2605: Rehearsing Shakespeare

2023 unit information

How did actors in Shakespeare's time rehearse a play? In this unit, students will explore rehearsal in the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre from part playing, cueing and exploring the relationship between voice and gesture, through to the general rehearsal. Students will have the opportunity to workshop selected scenes from plays by Shakespeare or his contemporaries in order to understand how a Renaissance English actor embodied their part.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Theatre and Performance Studies

Code PRFM2605
Academic unit Theatre and Performance Studies
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Theatre and Performance Studies including PRFM1601
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. interpret a Renaissance play text for acting cues
  • LO2. apply a rehearsal ethnography to early modern rehearsal
  • LO3. problematise assumptions about rehearsal practices
  • LO4. analyse rehearsal within its socio-historical context.

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Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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